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Foto arte minore / Max Hutzel.

Hutzel, Max.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - HUTZEL  (N6911 .H88 )()

  • Title:
    Foto arte minore / Max Hutzel.
  • Variant Title: Max Hutzel photographs of art and architecture in Italy.
  • Author/Creator: Hutzel, Max.
  • Creation Date: 1960-1990
  • Biographical/Historical Note: German-born photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1911-1988) photographed in Italy from the early 1960s until his death, resulting in a vast body of photographs referred to by Hutzel as Foto Arte Minore.
  • Arrangement: Arranged by geographic region in Italy, then by province, city, site complex and monument. Some Ancient and Medieval material have been filed in the core collection of the repository's Photo Archive.
  • Physical Desc.: 915 boxes..
    ca. 67,275 photographic prints : b&w ; 24 x 18 cm..
    ca. 86,400 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm. or smaller..
  • Summary: Max Hutzel's "Foto arte minore" project comprises thorough photographic documentation of art historical development in Italy up to the 18th century, including objects of the Etruscans and the Romans, as well as early Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. Consonant with Hutzel's belief that throughout Italy there are minor artistic centers that deserve attention, sites depicted are frequently obscure and previously undocumented. Hutzel's work is typified by a feeling for place that goes beyond the purely documentary.
    Included are thorough interior and exterior documentation of secular buildings, museum holdings, ancient ruins, and religious institutions covering a broad range of artistic forms and styles, including architecture, painting, frescoes, sculpture, manuscripts, metalwork and other minor arts, ranging in date from Antiquity to late Baroque. The regions most heavily represented are: the Abruzzi, Lazio (including Rome), the Marches, and Umbria. Additional photos cover sites in: Basilicata, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Guilia, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia, Sardinia, Tuscany, and Veneto.
    The collection contains more than 67,000 black-and-white prints and approximately 86,400 negatives. Because Hutzel carefully cropped his images for printing, the prints more accurately represent his style than the negatives. Also included are circa 825 photographs of medieval buildings and art in Campania, in the ancient region called "Campi Flegrei," made in 1990 by Roberto Sigismondi, Hutzel's long-time assistant (some 800 additional images from this campaign have been removed and interfiled in the Photo Study Collection's Antiquities section.)
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Finding aid: Online database HUTZEL, in the repository's STAR system, provides a monument-level finding aid for the collection.
  • Notes: Title from associated documentation.
  • Form/Genre: Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Black-and-white negatives
  • Subjects: Art, Italian Art -- Italy Architecture -- Italy Architecture, Ancient -- Italy Architecture, Medieval -- Italy Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy Architecture, Baroque -- Italy Cities and towns -- Italy Streets -- Italy Painting, Italian Sculpture, Italian Decorative arts -- Italy
  • Contributors: Sigismondi, Roberto.
  • LC Call Number: N6911 .H88
  • ID/Accession Number: 94-F92
    86.P.8
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 406995970

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